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When to start applying?

I'm a few months into my clerkship. It'll end next March. junkwired07/01/17
Immediately. Typical job search runs 6-8 months. You don't w vohod07/01/17
Which state are we talking about? trollfeeder07/01/17
Connecticut junkwired07/02/17
I disagree. BigLaw firms among the few employers who can ext mrtor07/03/17
junkwired (Jul 1, 2017 - 11:42 am)

I'm a few months into my clerkship. It'll end next March. I was wondering when to start applying for jerbs. My thought is that it's too early now but in the next few months (6-7 month mark?) it might be a good idea to start looking. I'm not interested in insurance defense, trusts/estates, PI or family.

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vohod (Jul 1, 2017 - 7:38 pm)

Immediately. Typical job search runs 6-8 months. You don't want to miss out on the posts targeting recent grads that will be ongoing the next few months.

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trollfeeder (Jul 1, 2017 - 8:48 pm)

Which state are we talking about?

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junkwired (Jul 2, 2017 - 8:30 am)

Connecticut

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mrtor (Jul 3, 2017 - 10:04 am)

I disagree. BigLaw firms among the few employers who can extend offers 6-12 months in advance. Unless you are interested in that, it is far too early to start applying at this point. Smaller firms and most government agencies post and fill vacancies as they arise. You may be able to push a start date 1-2 months, but that's about it.

I would start looking once you are about four months out. In the interim, if you see a truly outstanding opportunity, it may not hurt to reach out with a cover letter explaining your circumstances. I doubt most will even give you the time of day at this point, but you just may come across that rare opportunity.

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